The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is the classic working-class novel. It was written in 1906 by an impoverished house painter, Robert Tressell, and within its framework contains a manifesto for socialism. It tells of the appalling working conditions of a group of painters and decorators and their struggle to survive at the most basic level. It is moving, grimly humorous and tragic. It has sold over 6 million copies worldwide since it was published, and has the power to change lives.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
This is a great audio book, I first read this book when I was a teenager in the 60's it inspired me then, and it still inspires me now. It is funny and yet at the same time tragic, and it really makes you think. A brilliant and compelling read or in this case a listen to, even though it is abridged, it is still worth it and I know you will want to buy the full unabridged book. Ken